Annabelle Creation Ending Orphans

The dog days of summer got a little boost thanks to the return of one of this decade’s premier horror franchises, but there wasn’t much else of note happening at the box office.

In first is Annabelle: Creation (read our review), which brought in $35 million in its first three days. A prequel to the original Annabelle from 2014, this installment earned a much more positive reception than its predecessor, which certainly helped its commercial prospects. The latest entry in the Conjuring shared universe was also the beneficiary of perfect timing, as it faced minimal competition with summer winding down. Several of the year’s biggest films had already done most of their damage, allowing Annabelle to ...

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